SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA)

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SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA)

Location: London (On-site)

Salary: Competitive


SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA) – London – Competitive Salary + Benefits + Opportunity to work for a Renowned Investment Fund Manager

This highly successful Capital Management company have carved out a niche for themselves in the alternative investment fund management space and are now one of the most recognisable brands in that area.

The company is continually refining its products and offerings and expanding into and innovating cutting-edge tech solutions daily. So, this would be an excellent opportunity for a SQL DBA to gain valuable experience and take a huge step forward in their career.

This company are ambitious and have plans to continue their impressive growth, so a SQL DBA would gain rapid career progression and move up the ladder very quickly. This is due to their strong culture of ownership and responsibility.

About the Company:

The firm is a well-established, global Investment Management Organisation. You will work with cutting-edge technology and World-class Developers.

They focus on macro asset classes including interest rates, FX, equities, credit, and commodities in developed and emerging markets.

They are a Technology and Data-Driven company who use a fact-driven approach to optimise their investment techniques.

Their tech platform is key to their operations. Their tech culture revolves around automation and industrialised processes.

About SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA) Role:

  • Maintaining on-premise and Azure SQL databases (upgrades, high availability backup administration, monitoring, optimizations of DB servers, optimizations of SQL/Procedures)
  • Working with Cloud Azure SQL Server, Data Lake, and related cloud data storage technologies
  • Working with and challenging developers, supporting the business to improve the use of SQL Server via better schemas, performant stored procedures/views/functions, etc
  • Interrogating data stores and schemas, investigating the results and providing solutions to improve performance
  • On-call support – once every 4 weeks (overnight and weekend only and related to Production issues only)

Ideal Requirements for the SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA) Role:

  • Strong SQL DBA experience with both on-premises and Cloud
  • High Availability via Always-On and Basic Availability Groups
  • Backup/restore (DB/transaction logs)
  • PowerShell – DBA tools or SQL Server modules
  • Performance optimization
  • SQL Server Maintenance – Agent Jobs, Monitoring, etc
  • SQL server configuration
  • Partitioning
  • SQL snapshots
  • Change data capture
  • Understanding of SAN arrays – Nimble preferred, PURE or others also acceptable

You will also need to have:

  • A demonstrable passion for technology and the desire to turn your head to many different technical challenges
  • A good understanding of ITIL processes, in particular a structured approach to continuous improvement of the production environment
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and a team attitude towards DevOps, Support, QA and Developer colleagues
  • A-Levels at grade A*/A/B (or international equivalent) and a minimum 2.1 degree obtained in Computer Science, or a related field, from a Russell Group University

Recruiter: Richard Hindmarch


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